Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04943
During more pleasant days, Soufrière Hills volcano rises above the outskirts of Plymouth (lower right), the capital city of Montserrat, known as the Emerald Isle. Two decades after the date of this 1977 photo, pyroclastic flows from a growing lava dome swept through the center of the evacuated city of Plymouth.
Photo by Richard Fiske, 1977 (Smithsonian Institution).
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